Nov 18, 2012 3:00pm PST
this conflict. because we look back on the last four years, and the indifference, if you will, of the obama administration to what's happening on the west bank in gaza. and is i think we are -- there will there be pressure from jipts, there will be pressure from turkey, there will be pressure from qatar, the three countries most sympathetic to ham hamas. there will be pressure to produce some kind of settlement. >> let's bring in cnn contributorses, will cain, elzy granderson. elzy, you're first. is president obama being indifferent? does the white house need to do more? >> i don't understand how someone can consider the white house being indifferent when this administration has given more money to israel than any other administration before it. i don't understand how you can consider this president to be indifferent when it's because of the president they had the technology and military equipment necessary to protect themselves from the bombs coming into the country. i don't want to see us go to another war. i know quite a few americans feel the same way. and i talked to some sources in d.
Nov 18, 2012 3:00am PST
the situation is in israel and gaza. the air siren goes off and this is the new normal, at least in the last five days of the shelling going on. >>> president obama is going where no u.s. president has got before. as we speak, he's in the middle of a hesteric three-day tour through southeast asia. it's the president's first trip abroad since his reelection. it's meant to influence them across the region. here to tell us more about the trip, hu is our well traveled nadia bilchik. it's good to have you. you're not like any other guest. you're on the team for this show. tell us now. he's in bangkok. >> he's in thailand. and he's already met with the king. and the king is 84 years old. he is the oldest reigning monarch, one of the wealthiest and certainly as you mentioned to me one of the most revered, a loved king. he is also going to meet with the prime minister who is a 44-year-old woman. she is the first female prime minister of thailand and the youngest in 60 years. and, remember, she's the sister. >> we're going to hear from them as they come up in our 7:00 hour. i think this is amazing ab